The Wizard of Oz

The Wizard of Oz
The Wizard of Oz
  • G
  • 1h 41m
  • 1939
Certified Fresh98%
Common Sense Media Iconage 6+
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In this classic musical fantasy, Judy Garland stars as Dorothy Gale, a young Kansas farm girl who dreams of a land "somewhere over the rainbow." Dorothy's dream comes true when she, her dog, Toto, and her family's house are transported by a tornado to a bright and magical world unlike anything she has seen before. Unfortunately, she makes a mortal enemy of a wicked witch when the house falls on the hag's sister. Now, befriended by a scarecrow without a brain, a tin man with no heart and a cowardly lion--and protected by a pair of enchanted ruby slippers--Dorothy sets off along a yellow brick road for the Emerald City to beseech the all-powerful Wizard of Oz for his help to return home.
© 1939 THE WIZARD OF OZ and all related characters and elements are trademarks of and © Turner Entertainment Co.

Rotten Tomatoes® Score

TOMATOMETER®
Certified Fresh98%
Critics Consensus: An absolute masterpiece whose groundbreaking visuals and deft storytelling are still every bit as resonant, The Wizard of Oz is a must-see film for young and old.
Reviews
New York Daily News
Kate Cameron
Fresh

Judy Garland is perfectly cast as Dorothy. She is as clever a little actress as she is a singer an...

June 25, 2017
Little White Lies
Sophie Monks Kaufman
Fresh

The central themes of illusions, dreams and going on an extraordinary adventure all the better to...

June 25, 2017
Entertainment Weekly
Keith Staskiewicz
Fresh

In truth, any opportunity to see the film on the big screen is welcome.

June 22, 2017
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Common Sense Media

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Common Sense Says
Even decades later, one of the best family films ever made.

What Parents Need to Know

Parents need to know that the 1939 fantasy The Wizard of Oz contains several scenes that may be scary for very young children, almost all of which involve the green-skinned Wicked Witch of the West and her band of creepy flying monkeys. Most parents who've seen the movie before know that the plot includes a disastrous tornado, and an enchanted forest full of red-eyed creatures and talking trees. By today's rating standards, this Hollywood classic is downright tame, but between the twister, the mild peril, and the general menacing, murderous intentions of the witch, some pre-schoolers could be frightened.

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Additional Info

  • Genre:Family, Fantasy
  • Release Date:August 12, 1939
  • Languages:English
  • Captions:English
  • Audio Format:
    5.1
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